An Arsenal veteran is hosting a charity pub quiz and money-can’t-buy auction in Great Shelford this weekend

PUBLISHED: 05:17 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:18 05 April 2018

David Martin, left, CEO of the MS Trust, and former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow are cycling from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for the MS Trust.
 Picture: Richard Marsham

David Martin, left, CEO of the MS Trust, and former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow are cycling from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for the MS Trust. Picture: Richard Marsham

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The former Arsenal star is also taking on a Holland cycle challenge for MS Trust.

Head to the village quiz in Great Shelford on Saturday (April 7) and you should expect at least a few questions about the Gunners.

For the co-host of this fundraiser is the former Arsenal midfielder Steve Morrow who has also helped arrange money-can’t-buy experiences for a charity auction, all in aid of the MS Trust.

Steve will host the evening with the CEO of the MS Trust, David Martin, ahead of the duo’s fundraising summer cycle ride from London to Amsterdam.

The auction prizes include a matchday experience at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the chance to go into the players’ lounge after the game and rub shoulders with the squad, as well as a flight taking off from the back garden of Little Shelford pilot Andy Hopper.

Steve, 47, told the Cambridge Independent: “We’ve got some nice auction items which will be exciting for everyone and there’ll be a bit of dancing to finish off the night.

“We’re also raising funds for the MS Trust by doing an arduous bike ride in the summer.”

They are hoping to cover the 380-mile journey between the two cities in less than four days.

“We know there’s a shortage of specialist MS nurses in the UK,” said David. “One of the things we’re trying to do as a charity is raise money to put more nurses in place.”

He said there are about 60 specialist nurses needed, and the MS Trust has already put three in place. It hopes to have another six in place this year and is aiming to have the 60 nurses funded in the next five years.

Steve famously scored the winning goal for Arsenal in the 1993 League Cup Final before being picked up by club captain Tony Adams during the after-match celebrations and dropped, breaking his arm.

“It’s a long way to Amsterdam, but we know it’s going to make a huge difference to people with MS if we can raise some money,” said David. “If we make it I definitely won’t pick Steve up when we get there.”

The quiz starts at 7pm at Little Shelford Memorial Hall. Find more information at greatshelford.info.

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